Suspect arrested in double stabbing near Disneyland, police say

Police and firefighter-paramedics responded after two people were stabbed within half a mile of each other Thursday evening in Anaheim. (OnScene)

Police on Saturday arrested a 35-year-old man on suspicion of stabbing and critically wounding another man and a woman near Disneyland earlier in the week.

Flavio Marquez, 35, was taken into custody without incident by members of the Anaheim Police Department's Gang Detail and Crime Task, according to a news release. He was being held on $1,000,000 bail after being booked on two counts of attempted murder.

The stabbings of a 32-year-old man and a 30 year-old woman took place around about 8 p.m. Thursday evening, some two minutes apart, in the 1100 block of Ball Road and the 1200 block of Walnut Street, respectively, police said. Both crimes scenes were just northwest of the Disneyland Resort.

The two victims were found in front of a Holiday Inn hotel and transported to a hospital, where they remained in critical condition Saturday.

Marquez, an Anaheim resident, was apprehended while walking through a park near the attack sites, the news release said.

"The motive for the stabbings is believed to be narcotics related," according to the police statement.

The investigation was ongoing.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (855) TIP-OCCS.
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